iPad Book Apps (page 5)

GARY'S PLACE by Rick Walton
Kirkus Star
by Rick Walton, illustrated by Will Terry, developed by Giggle Desk
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 19, 2013

"Prime real estate in iPad-app world: a simple story that's well-told, cleverly illustrated and efficiently supported by a little nugget of real discovery at the end. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Gary the gopher thinks his parents' hole is too crowded, so when they give him permission to dig an underground home of his own, terra firma presents no limits. Read full book review >
WHAT'S THAT FUNNY NOISE? by Tribal Nova
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"A cacophony of educational inspiration, this 'Noise' is anything but. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A bedtime app gives new readers and their parents a big language boost. Read full book review >

BANG! SAID THE PEAR by Dmitry Savin
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 14, 2013

"The stories are well-written and short enough to be easily digested, but the vivid, adventurous images are what will linger in the mind. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 6-13)"
An evocative set of 16 illustrated, one-page vignettes is pleasantly surreal. Read full book review >
MONSTER CIRCUS by Kristina Valenzuela
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 12, 2013

"Despite a few minor technical glitches, this monster circus is worth the ticket price. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
More activity app than storybook, the spectacle under this big top is left up to a monstrous crew. Read full book review >
BARRINGTON ATLAS OF THE GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD by Princeton University Press
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Reasonably priced, it invites long hours of poring over: This belongs in the iPad of every student of the classics and ancient history. (Requires iOS 7 and above.)"
A state-of-the-art atlas of the ancient world, both as it was known to the Greeks and Romans and as it is known to scholars today. Read full book review >

ROM AND THE WHALE OF DREAMS by Jose Miguel Vilar-Bou
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Beguiling (particularly for bedtimes), seamlessly designed and unusually feature-rich. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A tale of dreams lost and found, well-served by soft-voiced narration, gentle music and surreal illustrations in muted hues. Read full book review >
GRIMSTONES by Asphyxia
by Asphyxia, illustrated by Jenine Davidson, developed by Two Bulls, The Grimstones
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"A pleasantly gothic pleaser for fans of Unfortunate Events. (series website) (iPad storybook app. 8-11)"
In nine chatty letters, young Martha Grimstone introduces her peculiar family, describes the creation and hatching of three-legged little brother Crumpet, and fervently urges readers to write back. Read full book review >
MY FRIEND BARLOW by Chris Hamilton
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"Whether furry or feathered, pre-readers may discover new skills of their own with this interactive clever-pup tale. (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A tiny bird extols the many talents of his canine buddy in this tail-wagging story for young pups. Read full book review >
MACBETH by Luminary Digital Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"A fine app version of the play, though one best suited for serious students and performers. (Requires iPad 2 and above.)"
A deluxe scholarly treatment of the Scottish play that isn't always intuitive but is filled with riches. Read full book review >
SOS DINOS IN DISTRESS by Audois & Alleuil Editions
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"At last, an answer to an age-old mystery. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A boastful young sleuth obliviously aids a group of disguised dinosaurs in this brisk and hilarious tale. Read full book review >
NOA'S STARS by Hanneke van der Meer
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"The story's leisurely pace, relaxing music and starry theme make it a good pre-bedtime choice. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A winning, gentle adventure about a pint-sized aviator's star-gathering is marred only by some minor problems in the app's text. Read full book review >
THE LONELY BEAST 123 by Chris Judge
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"Even numerate children can count on being entertained by this tongue-in-cheek companion to The Lonely Beast ABC (2013). (iPad counting app. 2-4)"
A day at the Beast's house, from opening 1 curtain in the morning to counting 12 sheep that night. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Eric Dyson
February 2, 2016

In Michael Eric Dyson’s rich and nuanced book new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, Dyson writes with passion and understanding about Barack Obama’s “sad and disappointing” performance regarding race and black concerns in his two terms in office. While race has defined his tenure, Obama has been “reluctant to take charge” and speak out candidly about the nation’s racial woes, determined to remain “not a black leader but a leader who is black.” Dyson cogently examines Obama’s speeches and statements on race, from his first presidential campaign through recent events—e.g., the Ferguson riots and the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston—noting that the president is careful not to raise the ire of whites and often chastises blacks for their moral failings. At his best, he spoke with “special urgency for black Americans” during the Ferguson crisis and was “at his blackest,” breaking free of constraints, in his “Amazing Grace” Charleston eulogy. Dyson writes here as a realistic, sometimes-angry supporter of the president. View video >